A promising light source for optoelectronic chips can be tuned to different frequencies
Chips that use light, rather than electricity, to move data would consume much less power—and energy efficiency is a growing concern as chips' transistor counts rise.
Researchers create nanoscale structure for computer chips that could yield higher-performance memory
(Phys.org) —Researchers at UCLA have created a nanoscale magnetic component for computer memory chips that could significantly improve their energy efficiency and scalability.
Adapteva $99 parallel processing boards targeted for summer
Researcher finds Moore's Law and Wright's Law best predict how tech improves
Researchers at MIT and the Santa Fe Institute have found that some widely used formulas for predicting how rapidly technology will advance—notably, Moore's Law and Wright's Law—offer superior approximations ...
One in, two out: Simulating more efficient solar cells
(Phys.org)—Using an exotic form of silicon could substantially improve the efficiency of solar cells, according to computer simulations by researchers at the University of California, Davis, and in Hungary. ...
Microsoft Research does Cloud-Offloaded GPS
Physicists induce high-temperature superconductivity in semiconductor with Scotch tape
An international team led by University of Toronto physicists has developed a simple new technique using Scotch poster tape that has enabled them to induce high-temperature superconductivity in a semiconductor ...
Stanford engineers perfecting carbon nanotubes for highly energy-efficient computing
Carbon nanotubes represent a significant departure from traditional silicon technologies and offer a promising path to solving the challenge of energy efficiency in computer circuits, but they aren't without ...
Single-atom transistor is 'perfect'
In a remarkable feat of micro-engineering, UNSW physicists have created a working transistor consisting of a single atom placed precisely in a silicon crystal.
Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core chip stokes tablet wars
New 'Koomey’s Law' of power efficiency parallels Moore'e Law
Energy harvesters transform waste into electricity
Billions of dollars lost each year as waste heat from industrial processes can be converted into electricity with a technology being developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
NIST Detector Counts Photons With 99 Percent Efficiency
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed the world's most efficient single photon detector, which is able to count individual particles of light traveling ...
New techniques make carbon-based integrated circuits more practical
(PhysOrg.com) -- Stanford engineers have built what they believe is a chip with the most advanced computing and storage elements made of carbon nanotubes to date by devising a way to root out the stubborn ...